Synonyms of motif


1. motif, motive, design, pattern, figure

usage: a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration

2. motif, motive, theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea

usage: a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music

3. theme, motif, idea, thought

usage: a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work; "it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"

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